The diet industry is a big business.
You only have to check out the non-fiction section of your local bookstore or peruse the diet book section on Amazon to see just how many weight loss plans there are for overweight people to choose from.
The trouble is, with virtually every diet around, the sole aim of the program is to cut the number of calories you consume by reducing the amount of food you eat.
And if you want FAST weight loss, this means you are going to have to slash your food intake down to very little food indeed.
Slashing your food intake does a couple of things in addition to making you lose weight.
- It makes you hungry
- It causes cravings
- It primes your body for fat regain
Most people can only survive being hungry for so long and, when their willpower eventually crumbles, they revert back to their previously unhealthy eating habits and end up not only regaining the weight they lost but actually gaining more.
This is called yo-yo dieting.
For this reason, many dieticians and nutritionists suggest that weight loss should be slow and steady to avoid severe hunger and the dreaded rebound effect.
Slow and steady weight loss might sound good if you only have a few pounds to lose or have a lot of patience but most overweight people want to lose a lot of weight fast.
The good news is that there is a solution that will allow you to lose weight fast without starving yourself – the Ketogenic Diet.
What Is the Ketogenic Diet?
The Ketogenic diet is a low carb, moderate protein, high fat eating plan that puts you into a state called ketosis.
When you drastically reduce carbs from your diet, your body will have to turn to fat for fuel.
But, your body is unable to use fat in its current state and has to convert it to something called ketones.
Your body then uses these ketones for energy in place of carbs and you are said to be in ketosis.
The thing is, it takes a lot of fat to make a small amount of ketones which means you will lose weight very quickly and without having to slash your food intake.
And while you cannot eat more than 20 to 50 grams of carbs per day, you can eat a lot of fat and protein.
Steak, cheese, ribs, eggs, heavy cream, fish, bacon… all these usually off-limits foods are A-Okay on the ketogenic diet.
How to Get Into Ketosis
Getting into ketosis can take several days and the processoif depleting your body’s stores of carbs can leave some people feeling a little uncomfortable.
But, once you make the switch from using carbs for energy to using ketones, you will feel GREAT!
You will have more energy, have a clearer mind, sleep better, suffer no hunger or cravings and, best of all, lose weight despite eating plenty of delicious food.
The sooner you can get into ketosis, the sooner you can start enjoying fast fat loss and feeling great.
Is Ketosis Safe?
Ketosis is a very natural state for humans.
In fact, some populations follow a Ketogenic Diet 24/7/365.
Eskimos and the Masai Mara, for example, live in places where fruit, vegetables, and grains (common sources of carbs) simply do not grow and they survive happily and healthily almost exclusively on fats and protein.
These populations also have a much lower than average incidence of heart disease and cancer.
This is not a coincidence.
It’s also an interesting fact that ketogenic diets have been used for over 80 years in the treatment of many serious diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy.
Yes, many doctors prescribe the Ketogenic Diet to their patients – that’s how safe it is.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Slow and steady might be the standard recommendation for sustainable weight loss, but in reality, you don’t have to limit yourself to losing just one or two pounds per week.
You can, instead, lose five or even ten pounds in the very first week of being in ketosis.
Low carbohydrate diets have been used for years in medicine but only quite recently for weight loss, which is why they are not a mainstream approach to dieting.
If you are frustrated by yo-yo diets or simply want to enjoy fast, easy fat loss, the Ketogenic Diet is for YOU!